CDWP APPROVES 15 PROJECTS OF WORTH RS 172.1 BILLION
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad:The Central Development Working Party ( CDWP) approved
four significant projects of worth Rs 142 billion which includes
Kachi canal project, dualization & improvement of old Bannu road,
dualization & improvement of Indus Highway (N-55), and integration
of health services delivery with special focus on nutrition
Overall, the CDWP approved 15 projects of worth Rs 172.1 billion;
including seven project costing Rs 162.9 billion, which were
referred to the Executive Committee of the National Economic
Council (ECNEC). In addition, CDWP approved three position papers
which includes Integrated Transport Infrastructure Planning and
Management Unit, Improving Human Development Indicators in Pakistan
and establishment of Chashma Nuclear Power Project worth Rs 233.8
Billion is referred to ECNEC.
The meeting was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning,
Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior
officers of the provincial governments and ministries concerned.
The CDWP referred Kachi Canal project river indus at Taunsa barrage
of worth Rs 80.3 billion to ECNEC. Another significant project
which was referred to ECNEC is dualization and improvement of Old
Bannu Road worth Rs 17.9 billion. The project envisages dualization
and improvement of two existing sections of 2 lanes old Bannu road
measuring 83 km from Gaandi Chowk to Sarai Naurang (8 km) and
Domail to Krapa on N-55 (75 km) .The project will help enhancing
the mobility for the underdeveloped area of district Bannu and play
a vital role for the development of deprived population.
The CDWP also recommended dualization & improvement of indus
highway (N-55) Sarai Gambila to Kohat cost Rs 30.1 billion to ECNEC.
The project aims to enhance the mobility of the underdeveloped area
of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and plays a vital role for the
development of deprived population.
[ In agriculture and food sector, CDWP approved risk based control
of foot and mouth diseases in Pakistan of worth Rs 763 million. In
higher education sector CDWP approved and referred establishment of
Pak-Korea hi-tech agriculture innovation center/technology park,
University of agriculture, Faisalabad worth Rs 3 billion with FEC
In addition, CDWP also approved IT industrial innovation, research
centre of Islamia college university Peshawar of worth Rs 1.5
billion and centre for mathematical sciences at PIEAS worth 819
million. The CDWP also approved Balochistan education support
project worth Rs. 1.3 billion. Moreover, Balochistan education
project of worth Rs 3.5 billion has been referred to ECNEC.
In health sector, CDWP referred two projects to ECNEC of worth Rs
21.7 billion which includes integration of health services delivery
with special focus on MNCH , LHW and nutrition program of worth Rs
14 billion and national health Program for family planning and
primary health care AJK of worth Rs 7.8 billion.
The CDWP approved 26MW Shagharthang Hydropower Project, District
Skardu worth Rs 9.1 billion.